The Incomparable Ethel Waters
"I Got Rhythm: An Evening with The Incomparable Ethel Waters" is a one-woman show featuring the signature songs and innovative arrangements of America's first black superstar. Sweetened with stories from Ms. Water's autobiography His Eye Is on The Sparrow, the show celebrates her life as a woman of the theatre, star of television and film and a jazz and blues singer who influenced many of America's greatest vocalists. Through songs like Am I Blue, Throw the Dirt, and Little Black Boy, to name a few, the experience of African Americans living in the 1930s and Ms. Waters personal journey to achieve justice and equality in her life are revealed.
Partial Song list:
Throw The Dirt, Sweet Georgia Brown, Am I Blue, (What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue?, Little Black Boy.
Directed by Gerry Geddes
Shirley Crabbe - voice, David Budway - piano (90 min)